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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 33-36

Benign joint hypermobility syndrome

Department of Clinical Immunology, SGPGIMS, Lucknow, India

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Able Lawrence
Department of Clinical Immunology, SGPGIMS, Lucknow
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DOI: 10.1016/j.injr.2014.09.009

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Benign joint hypermobility syndrome is the presence of musculoskeletal symptoms in subjects with joint hypermobility in the absence of demonstrable systemic rheumatic disease. Unlike the heritable disorders of connective tissue with which it shares consid- erable overlap in manifestations, most subjects with hypermobility remain asymptomatic. Prevalence of hypermobility varies considerably with age, gender and ethnicity. Muscle weakness and decreased proprioception contribute to recurrent micro trauma and joint pains in this otherwise benign condition. Supervised exercises designed to improve joint stability and proprioception remain the mainstay of treatment.

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